Queen of Hearts

Available for Purchase HERE.

The Story

Don’t be fooled by the Queen’s youthful and somewhat innocent appearance. A few years back, at the age of 87, she made a terrible pact with the devil. He would restore her youth, health and beauty in exchange for her soul. She agreed instantly, before realizing that the secret ingredient to being young again was eating the hearts of her dead relatives.

It was hard for her at first, but as soon as she saw the changes in the mirror, she came to enjoy eating their cold dead hearts. To make it easier, they moved into the family’s cemetery.

What the queen ceased to notice was that she was no longer in the world of the living, and instead doomed to live in hell feasting on corpses hearts and fingers, until she would be reduced to a fetus and then. . . nothing, just a thing burning in hell for eternity.

The Prompts

Click on the links to view the blogs for those prompts.

Day 6 – Royalty

Day 10 – Lunch

Day 11 – Dice

Day 15 – Tombstone

Day 18 – Unusual Landscape

Extra Info & Pictures

 I really enjoyed working on this light box. It morphed a few times in the process. Initially, I wanted to have an older king and queen, but then I decided on a young queen. The butler was also supposed to simply be an extra character that would look like an ordinary man, but he soon became a central character. And the unusual landscape was going to be an upside down world, but I ended up changing my mind and changing the story right along with it.

The Original Sketch

Tools Used


Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit, 8.5 X 11 Inches, 72 Count

Vellum Paper Variety Pack Assorted

Origami Paper Assorted Transparent Color


Flexible LED Light Strip Warm White 16.4 Feet (5 Meter)

Adapter Cable Connector Kit for Single Color LED Strip Lights 2 Pcs

ZIUMIER Regulated Transformer for LED Strip Lights 2 Pack

LED Strip Light Inline On/Off Switch Cable 4 Pcs


PH Neutral PVA Adhesive 4 ounce bottle

Xacto N0. 1 Precision Knife With 5 No. 11 Blades

Rubber Tip Tweezers

Kuretake Watercolour Brush Pens 24-Colors

Prismacolor Colored Pencils 72-Count

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